The nasolabial folds–or the laugh lines–often deepen and become more pronounced over time. This can lead to an aged appearance. Whether you were born with the lines extending from your nose to your mouth, or you developed them later in life, many patients want to reduce the prominence of these lines for a refreshed and more youthful appearance. Radiesse is a FDA approved long-lasting injectable used to treat the lower face and hands. Dr. Jonov and the nurse injectors at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery offers artistically injected Radiesse to the Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland areas.
WHAT IS RADIESSE USED FOR?
Radiesse was originally approved and used for filling nasolabial folds. However, it has been approved for and used in many other cosmetic injectable treatments. Seattle Radiesse can be used to:
- Add definition to the cheekbones
- Smooth wrinkles in the lower face
- Fill in marionette lines
- Add volume to hollowed areas of the face
- Provide youthful rejuvenation to the hands
- Fill in scars
While most applications of Radiesse are on the lower face, this filler is not suitable for lip augmentation. Similarly, Radiesse is a thick filler that should not be used in the tear trough area. However, if you want to treat your lips or under eyes along with another area Radiesse treats, you can use Juvederm or Restylane fillers concurrently to provide your face with ultimate revitalization.
How Does It Work?
Radiesse is different from other dermal and hyaluronic acid fillers because it is made of calcium hydroxyapatite. This is essentially calcium suspended in a water-based gel. Medical professionals use calcium hydroxyapatite for a wide array of medical applications because calcium supports our natural structures and is biodegradable.
In addition to working as a volumetric filler within treatment areas, Radiesse works biologically by stimulating collagen production to help create more permanent results. Collagen in the protein in our body that keeps our skin bouncy and youthful. It also contributes to new skin production and wound healing.
Your provider will administer your Radiesse in our state-of-the-art treatment facility. Treatment usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the treatment areas and extent of treatment.
Once your injector begins your injections, they will target the specific areas you want to treat, using a small needle to inject product into the areas. The amount of Radiesse used will depend on your goals and your unique treatment.
When you leave our office, you can expect to see some immediate results. Your face may still be slightly swollen and the filler will take time to settle. Once the swelling subsides, you will continue to see gradual increases in volume as your collagen production increases.
Does Radiesse Hurt?
Your Radiesse injections can be performed with or without a topical anesthetic. The filler contains lidocaine, which makes your injections comfortable. Therefore, you should feel little or no pain or discomfort during your treatment. We do offer topic anesthetic options if you choose.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jonov or with questions about Radiesse injections at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery serving Kirkland, Bellevue & Lynnwood, WA.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR RADIESSE IN KIRKLAND?
As a non-surgical treatment for loss of volume in the face and hands, most people are good candidates for Kirkland Radiesse treatment. Before proceeding with Radiesse filler, you should consider your overall health, goals, and medical history. Your provider will ask about these during your consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery.
Patients receiving Radiesse injections should be in good health and not have any medical conditions that could interact negatively with Radiesse or complicate results. Blood or bleeding disorders, cancer, some auto-immune disorders, or any major medical illness could possibly make Radiesse unsuitable for you. Providing a full medical history during your consultation is the best way for your provider to assess with Radiesse is right for you.
In addition, your provider will evaluate whether Radiesse is the best treatment option for your goals. With many temporary filler options on the market and offered at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, it is important to carefully pick the one that will provide you the best and safest results
Who Should Not Receive Radiesse Injections?
As mentioned above, there are certain situations and conditions where you should not have Radiesse in Kirkland. Among some of the times when you may not be a candidate for Radiesse are:
- Pregnant or nursing
- Under the age of 18
- Susceptibility to scarring or keloid formation
- Disability or injury of the hand (when injected for hand augmentation)
- Allergies to ingredients of Radiesse
- Past negative reactions to filler products
- Open wounds at the treatment sites
- Unrealistic expectations
BELLEVUE RADIESSE RECOVERY
As a non-surgical treatment, there is no downtime required after Radiesse injections in Bellevue. You may experience some side effects typical of any injection treatment such as bruising, redness, pain, and swelling. These side effects should not require any prescription medications and should resolve quickly after treatment.
Radiesse rarely causes major complications, especially when injected by a professional injector like those at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. Ensuring your are a viable candidate and following your provider’s instructions will help reduce the risk of side effects and complications.
Blood thinning agents such as warfarin, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, and fish oil supplements among others can increase and prolong bruising. Most providers will recommend avoiding these medications for a short time before and after treatment, if possible.
Most patients return to work immediately or the next day after Radiesse in Bellevue. As it is a noninvasive treatment with rapid recovery (if any is necessary), a patient’s life is normally not interrupted by Radiesse. Additionally, your provider may ask you to avoid vigorous exercise and activities for a few days following your injections because this will allow the filler to settle optimally.
How Long Does Radiesse Last?
When injected by a professional injector, you can expect the filler to last up to a year or more. Every patient’s body will respond to the filler differently, meaning that your body could break it down quicker or slower than the average. You can expect to have your Radiesse refreshed around once a year. Luckily, because of how Radiesse stimulates your body’s healing response, it can produce more permanent results that improve after each treatment.
HOW MUCH IS RADIESSE IN SEATTLE?
The total cost of your Seattle Radiesse treatment will vary depending on the number of vials you require, who you choose for your provider, and other aspects of your treatment. On average, one 1.5mL vial of Radiesse costs $900 when injected by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jonov or $800 when injected by one of our other injectors.
A consultation with one of our providers will allow you to get a better estimate of the total cost of your Radiesse injections based on your goals and needs. The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery also works with outside financing companies like Care Credit and Alphaeon to make your Seattle Radiesse journey more affordable for your particular budget.
EXPERT RADIESSE TREATMENTS IN SEATTLE, BELLEVUE, AND KIRKLAND
The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery Radiesse providers include Dr. Craig Jonov and qualified medical injectors. Dr. Jonov was specially chosen by the makers of Radiesse to educate other cosmetic surgeons and injectors product-specific techniques. He has over ten years of experience providing world class injectables to the Greater Seattle area.
Under Dr. Jonov’s supervision, our medical injectors also perform Radiesse injections. With more flexible scheduling, you can often book an appointment with and injector at a time convenient to you.
Located just off the freeway and close to Alderwood Mall, The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery aims to make your Radiesse injections a convenient and fulfilling experience that will help you look and feel your best.
During your consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, your provider will decide if you, your health, and your goals are compatible with Radiesse. They will want to know about your concerns with your appearance, goals for treatment, and medical history. Your provider will provide a full overview of Radiesse and other similar products, including how each may benefit you. Before determining if you are a candidate, your provider will examine your face and the targeted areas to ensure that Radiesse could provide you your expected and desired results.
Once they decide Radiesse is a viable treatment, your provider will craft an individualized injection plan. Every patient has different facial goals and anatomy. Therefore, every treatment will differ to best treat every unique patient’s needs.
To schedule a free consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us using the form above.